Sunday, April 25, 2010

Life Without Eggs?

I’ve been looking through a lot of vintage cookbooks lately.  My two favorite ones are pretty old and some recipes date back to the 1920’s.  These belonged to my great-grandmother.  Frugal cooking was a necessity she had a whole section of eggless cake recipes.  I thought you’d enjoy this one.

Black Cake

3 cups sifted plain flour

2 cups white sugar

6 tablespoons cocoa powder

2 tablespoons soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

2 cups buttermilk

1/2 cup melted butter

1 teaspoon vanilla

Pre-heat over to 375 degrees.  Sift together flour, sugar, cocoa, soda and salt.  Beat in milk and butter.  Stir in vanilla.  Pour into 9x13 cake pan and bake 30-40 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.

1 comment:

Samantha @ The Savvy Soybean said...

I love cooking without eggs. I usually replace 'em with applesauce or banana. I think it adds a little somethin' somethin' if you ask me =)